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Letter: Great Falls should push ahead with dark-skies effort

Editor: I read with interest community concerns in Great Falls that controlling lighting to save the environment could interfere with their right to protect themselves . Absolutely lighting advocates and the police need to collaborate to educate residents how best...

In Great Falls, dark skies at night not everyone’s delight

Great Falls residents are of two camps when it comes to the dark-skies-preserve ordinance now being drafted by Fairfax County government officials. One group sees tougher lighting rules as a boon for astronomers, scientific education and public health. If approved, the...

44-acre Great Falls Parcel will stay in agricultural district

A nearly 44-acre parcel in Great Falls, which since 1988 has been shielded from redevelopment under an agreement with Fairfax County, will continue to be preserved for at least eight more years. The Board of Supervisors in early August unanimously...

Ecumenical ‘Blue Christmas’ service set for Great Falls

The Great Falls Area Ministries, a coalition of local religious organizations, will host a “Blue Christmas” service of remembrance and hope on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. at Great Falls Library. The annual event is designed to offer solace...

Slice of Utterback Store Rd. closed through Aug. 20

Utterback Store Road in Great Falls is expected to be closed at Route 7 from Aug. 16-20 while crews reconstruct the intersection. The work aims to realign the angle of approach and relocate the intersection of the two roads approximately...

Flag-retirement ceremony puts emphasis on patriotism

Members of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) held a flag-retirement ceremony June 14 at Great Falls Freedom Memorial. The Fairfax Resolves chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) coordinates this annual event to encourage proper treatment...

Letter: Better options exist than cell-tower proposal

Editor: Milestone Communications wants a zoning exemption to build a 114-foot industrial cellular tower 350 feet from R-2 zoned homes . This tower fails to adequately improve cellular service, while seriously damaging area property values. The tower will not remediate...

Forum slated on Springvale Road bridge proposal

The Great Falls Citizens Association will host a “virtual” town-hall meeting on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal to replace Springvale Road Bridge. This outreach effort will afford GFCA members and Great Falls residents an opportunity to...
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Cash from summer-reading program goes to Potomac Conservancy

Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) and Arlington Public Library recently presented a $5,498 check to the Potomac...
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